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CNN
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
to announce today that the five of us here today, and eight of us in total, including senators mccain, durbin, graham, menendez, rubio, flake and bennett, have come together on a set of bipartisan principles for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that we hope can pass the senate in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion. we still have a long way to go. but this bipartisan group -- sorry, we still have a long way to go, but this bipartisan blueprint is a major breakthrough. it is our hope that these principles can be turned into legislation by march, and have a markup by chairman leahy's committee with the goal of passage out of the senate by late spring or summer. senator durbin and i spoke to the president yesterday to update him on this group's progress, and he couldn't be more pleased. he strongly supports this effort. the key to our compromise is to recognize that americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration. to this end, our framework contains four basic pillars. first, we create a tough but fair path to citizenship for illegal immigrants curre
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
an incentive to get it done as well as democrats. the working group of eight senators includes democrats durbin, schumer, menendez, bennett and republicans mccain, graham, rubio and flake. florida doesn't border on another country but you get my drift. it's an impressive list of names but griagreeing on some details won't be easy. don't call it a gang, by the way. the senators released a four page what i would call a memo of understanding that lays out the principles they say must be part of any deal and these are the principles they all eight agree to. a pathway to citizenship is contingent on first securing the border. by immediately adding new surveillance technology, think drones, more border patrol agents. the proposal would also require a new tracking system to reduce visa overstays. a commission made up of governors in the border states, law enforcement officials and community leaders would assess when enforcement measures had been completed and then the path to citizenship for those undocumented workers. still vague exactly how this commission will decide whether border security benchma
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 8:00pm PST
months ago. democratic senator dick durbin of illinois wanted to make clear what happens when intelligence information is still evolving. >> and i'd like to refer to five words for them to reflect on. iraqi weapons of mass destruction. we were told by every level of government here there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war, the invasion by the united states. we are still searching for those weapons. they didn't exist. >> clearly, the strangest behavior of the day came from senator rand paul of kentucky. the tea party darling, the leader of the tea party used the hearing to grandstand and advance his political positions. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> tough talk from president paul. his question to secretary clinton should help get to the bottom of things, don't you think? >> now, my question is the u.s. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
. senator durbin said it's important they speak out. >> we cannot do this without you. we need to have your value vacation. >> howard jordan son board. >> if you look at what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland or any urban environment. >> national rifle association reresponded today with this statement. it's disappointing but not surprised she's focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecutin prosecuting -- prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health sis tismt howard jordan responded. >> for me, i think they need to get, just get a reality check about what is happening on the streets. what impact of the weapons is causing to the community so they can protect our citizens. >> since the shooting at sandy hook school there has been talk about banning assault weapons. we spoke with one gun dealer who told me sales of assault weapons have gone up 300%. >> mark, thank you. police say a comment about shoes proceeded a shooting of two high school students. police say teens were walking along a path under the tracks between lincoln and stockton avenues when
CW
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm CST
.s. senator dick durbin making the case for to gun control bills one would stop people who have cle backgrounds from buying clean the clean theclean backgrounds from buying guns for people with criminal history. lee now new gun legislation just introduced to the senate this week the first bill is to stop the illegal trafficking and firearms of 2013 co-sponsored by him. it will be made a federal crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison. we have seen criminals and gang members get girlfriends walk into the store and make a purchase that they could not legally make, this is gun trafficking it feeds the criminal gun market to end it has to stop. also the manufacturing and sale of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines, it would ban 157 weapon models some often seen and used on the streets of chicago. this year we had seized 450 firearms. new york city seized a total of 99. given the same time frame, a city that is three times the size of chicago, something is terribly wrong when our police officers are up by a street criminals. ped by street criminals.
CNBC
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm EST
durbin of illinois, robert menendez of new jersey. and on the other side, we have serious conservatives like jeff lake and marco rubio. left/right coalition on immigration, mark. how does that work? >> i think it speaks to the ideological diversity of our country and, actually, the evolution of the senate now. and, you know, you see senate republicans that used to treat compromise like a dirty word and now they're coming out and putting forward a proposal with their democratic colleagues that to a large degree mirrors the key principles that the president has identified. i do agree this is a golden opportunity for senators like marco rubio and with the other guests that mentioned that, but i do disagree that the president hasn't shown leadership here. he has been talking about comprehensive immigration reform as a key priority of the first, you know, as the beginning of the second term. so i think that what the senate democrats and republicans have done is gotten out in front and trying to make -- take ownership of this issue. they see it's going to happen. the president has give it an
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
would have removed you from your post. >> it felt senator dick durbin to remind the chamber about actual failures and coverups. >> i do want to make one point for the record here about whether the american people are told everything right away, in the right way, so that they can be fully informed, and i'd like to refer to five words for them to reflect on, "iraqi weapons of mass destruction." >> joining us now from washington to discuss benghazi and beyond, former assistant secretary of state, p.j. crowley. p.j., i will tell you, i began the day saying i was interested in the hearings, but did not know they would turn into must-see tv, which they certainly did around 10:00 this morning. i wonder what your thoughts were in particular between republicans in the senate and hillary clinton. >> well, i'm particularly struck by rand paul's, yeah, suggesting that the secretary of state, secretary of defense, president of the united states, will know every single detail of every dangerous situation that's going on within a broad and complex government. i know he's run a health clinic before, but
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 8:00am PST
colleagues in the senate. senator dick durbin from illinois, part of the leadership on the democratic side. senator chuck schumer from new york, who helped me immeasurably in 1993 by headlining or i should say leading the effort in the house of representatives, which was successful. the senators richard bloomenthol and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know first hand about assault weapons. you will also hear from congresswoman carolyn mccarthy from new york who knows first hand the devastation of gun violence as well as congressman ed peaurearpearlmater of colora congresswoman elizabeth esty, who represents newtown. you'll also hear from mayor michael nutter, from philadelphia, who leads the distinguished conference of mayors. you will hear from commissioner charles ramsey of the philadelphia police department, the current president of the major cities police chiefs association, who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would also like to recognize other supporters who are here tod
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
from new jersey or senator durbin. and for democrats the challenge is, are they willing to give up a very useful political bludgeon with which to hit republicans in order to get a deal done? because once both parties -- if both parties embrace this, it's a political tool that in some cases, in many cases, is off the table for democrats. >> sure. it shows a compromise. that does help the future of the republican party. but while we talk about that, let's talk about the future of the democratic party. as americans we might have already seen it last night on "60 minutes." take a look. >> i have to ask you, what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve. no, no. >> i have to ask that question. i mean, come on. you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already. and this is taking place. >> you know, steve, i got to tell you, the -- you guys in the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago. and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> all right. so we're incorrigible. but they agreed to sit down to this inte
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
durbin on board, this has to be the time this type of legislation gets through. i think there's one area to pay attention to moving forward, toure. and that is this issue of border security. to approve this they want to guarantee that the border is completely secure. how do you gauge that? how does the government gauge that? what can be said in order to make that a reality? guaranteeing drones a fence? something of that issue i think will really be something to focus on moving forward. >> all right. luke always a pleasure. serious luke today, huh? joining us now is republican marsha blackburn who prefers to be called congressman. how are you today, congressman? >> i'm well. i'm well. >> so we have a four-page proposal that republicans are behind or some republicans on the hill are behind. are you on board with the proposal? >> i'm one of those republicans that is -- i'm going to be waiting to see what the details are and bear in mind also we have had a working group in the house and they will probably bring their proposals out next week or so and i'm looking
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
senator dick durbin. i'll turn here because the vice president going to be pulling up right behind me. it's a prayer service. they get a chance to reflect a little bit at the start of this new term. our own chris wallace sat down with the recollector here, reverend dr. lewis leon. he is someone who says look, this is a great tradition because it gives the new president or reelected president a chance to reflect, pause. you can see right behind me we're going to have -- i'm going to let you see -- actually it's the obama motorcade. the bidens must be on the other side. there is the president of the united states right there. mrs. obama coming out. and their family walked in earlier. we can see their daughters coming around the corner, about to meet up with the president and first lady. there is the first lady's mother. mrs. robinson. they're going to be walking in together. they're going to meet with the recollector right there on the way in. this is a chance for the first family to worship right here and get a chance to start the second term off with a little bit of prayer, a little bit o
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
, charles schumer, dick durbin, mrobert h nen des, michael bennett, and on the republican side, john mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, and jeff flake. this would offer an immigration plan for millions here illegally, it would also have an employment verification. and cracking down on companies that hired unauthorized workers. the president, as you know, carol, will also be taking up this issue this week. he'll be heading to las vegas tomorrow. he met monday with the congressional hispanic caucus to sort of talk and preview this plan that he's already put out, but he'll be highlighting tomorrow. >> brianna keilar reporting live from the white house this morning. >>> also today, about two hours from now, president obama plans to meet with police chiefs and sheriffs from around the nation to talk about reducing gun violence. the police chiefs of newtown, connecticut, and aurora, colorado, saw their share of gun violence last year also expected to attend. even as the president convenes this meeting, a law enforcement backlash continues. a wisconsin sheriff is now encouraging citizens to
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
, these senators, these include some of the biggest players on the democratic side. senator schumer, senator durbin, on the republican side, senator mccain, marco rubio, coming out with a plain before the president unveils his. tomorrow the president is going to jet to las vegas to unveil his immigration plan. these senators putting out a marker. here are the three big points of this plan. and this is going to be the biggest debate on immigration in six years since back in 2007 when president bush's plan was deeted. he defeated. here are the three big paths. it will provide a path to legal citizenship for the people in the country illegally. that's dependent on increasing border security before that happened and some other procedural safeguards. and three, there's going to be a little faster path to citizenship for seasonal agricultural workers and for young people who are brought to the country illegally. so that's the nod to the dream act that's so popular on the left. >> andrea, what chances do a major plan like this have of getting through congress? >> i think better than ever. and the real sad
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
, one woman. thank you, illinois and senator durbin for the statue of francis willard, though i feel obligated to note that she was born in rochester, new york. thankfully, she will soon have company when rosa parks completes her journey from the back of the bus to the front of statuary hall later this year. [ applause ] now well, look around and remember the men and women who helped define our nation. they, like us, face obstacles, and they, like us, worked hard to move this country forward. here in this hall four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln served his single term in congress and john quincy adams, the only former president to return to serve in the house, spoke out against slavery. today we also remember an event that took place outside this building, but reverberated within. this year marks the 50th anniversary of the reverend martin luther king jr.'s march on washington which spurred passage of the historic civil rights laws. we're honored to have with us a colleague congressman john lewis, who was a speaker at that historic march. congressman lewis's
Search Results 0 to 22 of about 23 (some duplicates have been removed)